The 602 Club 24: The Dr. No of the Marvel Franchise / by Matthew Rushing

Iron Man.

Running Time: Running Time: 1 hour 24 minutes 11 seconds
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Some movies spend years languishing in development hell and Iron Man was one of the longest. From 1990 to 2005 it bounced around from studio to studio; it wasn’t until 2006 that Marvel acquired back the rights and decided to use it as the launching pad for it’s own studio as well as a cinematic universe that the film would finally materialize.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Jose Munoz, Andi VanderKolk and Daniel Proulx to talk about Iron Man. We discuss the long production history of the film, our first thoughts, realism in comic book movies, The cast, the villain, story, music, direction and ask if it still holds up.


A Long Road (00:01:40)
First Thoughts About Iron Man (00:03:33)
Realism (00:13:00)
The Cast (00:28:48)
Gwyneth Paltrow (00:41:58)
Terrance Howard (00:45:06)
The Villain (00:50:39)
Story, Music, Direction (00:55:09)
Does it Hold Up? (01:09:13)
Closing (01:16:18)


Matthew Rushing


Andi VanderKolk
Daniel Proulx
Jose Munoz


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)